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Major Projects

Information about our major infrastructure and research projects are provided below.

Drinking water supply changes - Mundoolun area

Logan City Council is committed to a high-quality, secure water supply for all Logan residents and water customers.

During November and December 2018, an automated disinfection facility will come online within the Mundoolun area. The new facility is necessary to ensure the water network meets the stringent requirements of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. Chlorine levels in the water will be kept as low as possible while meeting health guidelines, however some residents may notice a change in taste and odour of the water supply. There may also be some initial temporary incidents of discoloured water. We believe that residents will understand that the highest standard water supply system possible is essential for community health. You can be assured water supplied by Council will continue to meet all health regulations.

During works:

  • Some water mains will be flushed, however there should be no need to interrupt water supply. If any residents and businesses are affected by planned interruptions, they will be provided with written notification at least 48 hours in advance.
  • Some residents may notice a change in the taste, odour or appearance of their water. Temporary discolouration of the water supply can be managed in most cases by running a tap at your property for a couple of minutes. If discolouration persists please contact Council and we will flush the affected water mains as necessary.
  • There are some actions you can take to minimise the odour of chlorine in drinking water. It is often sufficient to leave tap water in an open jug in the fridge overnight to significantly reduce its odour.  If you choose to filter the water, the filter must contain activated carbon/charcoal to be effective for the reduction of chlorine.
  • The altered chlorine concentration may impact non-drinking uses of water such as fish keeping. We recommend you obtain specialist advice regarding the effects of chlorinated water in such cases.

During this time, if you experience persistent discoloured water please call Council’s customer service team on 07 3412 3412.

Drinking water supply changes – Greenbank water supply zone

Logan City Council is committed to a high-quality, secure water supply for all Logan residents and water customers.

From mid-October to late November 2018, Council will make changes to the water supply and conduct a maintenance program on the water supply network in the Greenbank water supply zone. This maintenance will include flushing the system to remove any accumulated deposits on the pipes, and adjusting the chlorine levels to give the best water quality possible.

The works will impact the following suburbs:

  • Boronia Heights
  • Browns Plains
  • Chambers Flat
  • Crestmead
  • Forestdale
  • Greenbank
  • Heritage Park
  • Hillcrest
  • Logan Reserve
  • Park Ridge
  • Park Ridge South
  • Regents Park

The maintenance program is necessary to ensure that the water network is kept clean and continues to meet the stringent requirements of the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. We acknowledge that chlorine levels in the water may be more noticeable in some areas, and during the changes some discoloured water may be experienced. We believe however that residents will understand that correct operation and maintenance of the water supply system is essential for community health. You can be assured that during this program water will continue to meet all health regulations.

During works:

  • Some water mains will be flushed, however there should not be a need to temporarily interrupt water supply. If any residents and businesses are affected by planned interruptions, they will be provided with written notification at least 48 hours in advance.
  • Some residents may notice a change in the taste, odour or appearance of their water. Temporary discolouration of the water supply can be managed in most cases by running a tap at your property for a couple of minutes. If discolouration persists please contact Council and we will flush the affected water mains if necessary.
  • There are some actions you can take to minimise the odour of chlorine in drinking water. It is often sufficient to leave tap water in an open jug in the fridge overnight to significantly reduce its odour. If you choose to filter the water, the filter must contain activated carbon/charcoal to be effective for the reduction of chlorine.
  • The altered chlorine concentration may impact non-drinking uses of water such as fishkeeping. We recommend you obtain specialist advice regarding the effects of chlorinated water in such cases.

Council has the Drinking Water Supply Changes - Greenbank Water Supply Zone (PDF 263 KB) fact sheet which includes frequently asked questions, and also a map (PDF 1635 KB) of the affected areas, available for your viewing.

During this time, if you experience persistent discoloured water, please call Council’s customer service team on 07 3412 3412.

Wastewater treatment facility to service Park Ridge to Yarrabilba development corridor

Council has begun the search for a site for a state-of-the-art wastewater (sewage) treatment facility.

This facility is needed to service the development corridor which extends from Park Ridge to Yarrabilba. As development progresses and the population increases in this corridor, additional critical infrastructure such as wastewater treatment facilities and trunk pipelines is required.

Approximately 10 hectares of land is required to build the treatment facility, with an additional 550m surrounding this for a buffer between the facility and developed areas. The site needs to:

  • be near the development areas (PDF 968 KB) it will service
  • have a sufficient flood free area for key structures
  • be near a place where highly treated water from the facility can be released such as a waterway, irrigation area or a business area where the water can be used.

There is also the opportunity to incorporate community amenities as part of this project.

Council is co-funding this project with the Queensland Government and coordinating it in consultation with regulatory authorities and community members. Council’s Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance will undertake all planning and design activities.

Community Consultation

An initial community consultation period was undertaken over six weeks in July and August 2018.  The feedback received during this time is summarised in the community consultation report on this page. The feedback was also considered during a siting study which identified potential wastewater treatment facility sites. Community consultation will continue throughout the project.

Current Status

Following initial community consultation, a siting study was undertaken to help Council to identify the most suitable location for the new wastewater treatment facility.

As part of the study, 24 sites were considered including those identified in previous planning work, sites offered to Council for sale during the community consultation period, and some sites for sale commercially. Sites were assessed using a combination of technical, environmental, community and cost criteria.

Council has identified two potential preferred sites, each of which comprise of multiple properties which may need to be acquired to develop the new wastewater treatment facility. Council is conducting confidential discussions with owners of affected properties to help  make a decision about the location of the facility.

It is likely that Council will make a decision about the location of the facility in early 2019. This decision will be announced to the wider community.

Information materials

Locality Map (PDF 968 KB)

Info Sheet (PDF 502 KB)

Community Consultation Report (PDF 7697 KB)

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs 24 July 2018 (PDF 106 KB)

More information

If you have any questions about this project, please phone Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance’s community engagement team on 07 3412 9609 or email community@loganwia.com.au.

Cedar Grove Wastewater (Sewage) Treatment Plant

Council’s Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance is currently constructing the first stage of a state-of-the-art wastewater (sewage) treatment plant located at Cedar Grove.  This facility will provide essential services to the growing community in the Queensland Government’s Greater Flagstone Priority Development Area (PDA).

Under the Queensland Government’s ShapingSEQ South East Queensland Regional Plan 2017, Logan City’s south west region is identified as a major hub for residential, commercial and industrial development. This region includes the Greater Flagstone PDA.

Current status

Construction of stage one of the new wastewater treatment plant at Cedar Grove commenced in September 2018, with major earthworks and concreting activities currently underway. Please refer to the Cedar Grove Wastewater Treatment Plant - December 2018 / January 2019 key activities (PDF 33 KB) document for more detailed information about upcoming construction activities.

Information materials

Info Sheet - Cedar Grove WWTP - Stage One (PDF 534 KB)

Q&A information sheet (PDF 160 KB)

Info Sheet - Greater Flagstone trunk wastewater (sewerage) pipelines (PDF 448 KB)

Cedar Grove WWTP works notice (PDF 1917 KB)

Community Reference Group

Council plans to operate a Community Reference Group during the detailed design and construction phases of this project. For more information please refer to the Terms of Reference (PDF 584 KB) . Nominations for the Community Reference Group are now closed.

Cedar Grove CRG meeting minutes - 10 July 2018 (PDF 124 KB)

Cedar Grove CRG meeting minutes - 16 May 2018 (PDF 132 KB)

Cedar Grove CRG meeting minutes - 18 September 2018 (PDF 217 KB)

More information

Information about the Greater Flagstone PDA is available from:

Economic Development Queensland

Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning

dsdmip.qld.gov.au (search for ‘Greater Flagstone’)

Email: edq@dsdmip.qld.gov.au

Phone: 07 3452 7880

Further information about the Cedar Grove wastewater treatment plant – Stage 1 is available from:

Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance

Email: community@loganwia.com.au

Phone: 07 3412 9609

Inflow & infiltration inspection program

The Logan wastewater system experiences large volumes of overflows during severe wet weather events. These types of events have a significant impact on the wastewater network, overwhelming its capacity and resulting in wastewater overflows into the environment.

Stormwater entering the wastewater network as a result of defective, improper and illegal stormwater connections, principally from residential connections, is a major cause of wastewater overflows. By identifying sources and lessening the risk of stormwater entering the wastewater system, Logan City Council is committed to significantly reducing the number of wastewater overflows that occur during wet weather.

With this goal in mind, Council undertakes systematic inspection programs to identify defective, improper and illegal stormwater connections to the wastewater system, in accordance with the provisions of sections 133 and 134 of the Local Government Act 2009. Details of the inspection programs are included below.

For further information please contact Council’s Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance on (07) 3412 9600.

Shailer Park

An inspection program in Shailer Park will commence on 1 March 2018. Voluntary Compliance letters will then be sent to property owners where defects have been identified. Council will be liaising with property owners and providing assistance/advice where possible to ensure that these defects are rectified.

Mount Warren Park

An inspection program in Mount Warren Park will commence in mid-March 2018. Voluntary Compliance letters will then be sent to property owners where defects have been identified. Council will be liaising with property owners and providing assistance/advice where possible to ensure that these defects are rectified.

Council appreciates property owners’ participation in the inspection program, and the support shown for reducing wastewater overflows into our environment.

Waterford West and Loganlea

An inspection program in Waterford West will commence in early April 2018. Voluntary Compliance letters will then be sent to property owners where defects have been identified. Council will be liaising with property owners and providing assistance/advice where possible to ensure that these defects are rectified.

Council appreciates property owners’ participation in the inspection program, and the support shown for reducing wastewater overflows into our environment.

Related information:

Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance

Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance is a public and private sector enterprise involving Logan City Council, Downer, Cardno and WSP.

Established on 1 July 2015, the alliance supports Council’s water business in the areas of asset management, planning, design, project delivery and organisational development.

Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance improves the operation of Logan’s water and wastewater networks and meets the demand for infrastructure in growth areas. This infrastructure includes:

  • Water and wastewater pipelines and pump stations
  • Water reservoirs
  • Wastewater treatment plants
  • Water and wastewater network management technologies.

The alliance’s activities benefit the local economy, environment and community by:

  • Enhancing the value and minimising the cost of infrastructure for the Council and its customers
  • Providing infrastructure for Logan’s growing population and economy
  • Installing infrastructure and technologies which reduce environmental and social impacts
  • Providing local employment and training opportunities for staff and local businesses.

Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance’s performance is detailed in our annual program achievements summaries (see below).

Current works

Before the start of any project works, Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance distributes a Works Notice to local residents and businesses who may be impacted by the works. These notices outline the location, nature and timing of the works as well as potential impacts.

Works notices for current alliance projects are listed below:

Water projects

Wastewater projects

Alliance information sheets

Alliance program achievements

Further information

Further information about Logan Water Infrastructure Alliance can be obtained by emailing the alliance’s community team community@loganwia.com.au, or phoning 07 3412 9600.

Information about Council’s private sector partners is available by clicking on the logos below:

Downer LogoCardno WSP Logo